Friday, February 12, 2016

February

It has been quite the month so far.

The Broncos won the Superbowl.


Keira got some new princess shoes.


The biggest change in our lives is that sadly it was time for us to say goodbye to Jaxx. He was such a sweet dog and we will miss him dearly but we are all glad he isn't suffering anymore. 


I liked to think of him as "my dog" because I am convinced I was his favorite person...


...but everyone is going to miss him...he had the funniest overbite and was addicted to playing fetch...and let's be honest Bichons are like adorable white teddy bears. 


We were lucky to have him in our family!

Goodbye Jaxx - we will always love you!

Today B and C surprised me with these amazing flowers. 


Keira and I had a girls night at the OG...


while Chase spent the night with the guys as Monster Jam.


Hope everyone has a fun Valentine's day weekend!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's Not My Birthday Yet

I woke up this morning and told Keira it was my birthday party today and that she should sing to me and Boris said "It's not your birthday yet..."

But we had a delightful party anyways with Vietnamese food, Voodoo Donuts, Family, great gifts, a few hands of Magic - what more could a girl want right?



On our way home I was commenting on what a great birthday it was and Keira said "It's not your birthday yet mom...it's coming soon but not yet!"

So I guess I will enjoy my last few moments being 33...and the birthday events yet to come...

Hopefully 34 is a magical year!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The End of 2015

We had a great holiday this year.

On Christmas Eve day we went to visit B's family for lunch.  Amazingly we got a good picture of almost everyone!


For Christmas Eve we hit Zoo Lights (our yearly tradition).



Keira has been asking to go back every day since.

Christmas morning was a present extravaganza.  Fun was had by all!


We actually got a reasonably nice family photo this year too!



The day after Christmas - what do you do with crazy wound up kids?  Go to the mall to play on the indoor playground at 8AM of course!  Luckily no one else had thought of that and it was empty there.


New Year's Eve we went to a neighbors house for dinner and then hosted a dessert party at our house.


The kids were WILD but had a great time.



Keira spent most of the night in her Frozen gloves and heels (her last gift from Grammy and Pops).  They are still a big hit...one day there is going to be quite the accident while wearing those fancy shoes...


Overall it was a great end of the year!   One the best if I may say so.


Hopefully 2016 has great things in store for everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

X-mas is Right Around the Corner...

We are super excited around here waiting for Christmas. All the gifts are bought and wrapped and now the fun begins!!

The kids built a fort together the other day - super cute.


In a moment of weakness I may have caved to Keira insisting she wanted a Nemo fish for Christmas and B being in an indulgent Christmas mood.  Although I am pretty sure Chase and I are really the two who are enjoying the fish the most lol.


Snuggle time cuteness. 


Chase had his last Karate classes and broke a black board! My little ninja!


Chase also was invited to a gingerbread house decorating party - I was imagining a cute little house - check out this AMAZING house they had to decorate. What a fun holiday tradition!!!



Tomorrow the real fun begins...


Zoo lights...


Family parties...


And Santa oh my...


I hope everyone else out there is enjoying the holiday season too!!!

(My only regret this year is that I think it would have been fun to find some place doing the traditional 108 Sun salutations for winter solstice.  Next year...)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blog Catch Up

Things have been busy this winter!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving this year.


Nothing like good food with family!



B went on a business trip for the first time in awhile and Chase and I of course had to take a selfie to send to him.


One of the few naps Keira has taken - caught on camera...


This year Keira and I went to Frozen Disney on Ice with a friend - Keira was mesmerized.  A fun time was had by all.  Lights, candy, Frozen songs oh my!


We decided to give Chase his big Christmas present for this year early.  Who doesn't want a 6 foot bean bag? I must say it is pretty amazing and big enough for about 3 of us to cram on at once.


We also had our neighborhood Christmas party and Keira got to meet Santa for the first time.




I love this picture it looks like Keira is telling Chase a secret.




It sure is hard to get a good picture of both kids!




Looking forward to Star Wars coming out!  I am making B watch movies 4 - 6 to get caught up!

Now it is just finishing wrapping presents and getting ready for the holiday!  I can't wait.  For some reason I am really excited this year!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Red Stripe

Chase received his red stripe today. So proud of him! Only 3 more tests until black belt!



He also won the highest tester award this time!



...Keira of course knew where all the cool kids were...

#ilovemybrother